Dan Auerbach Likes to “Keep it Hid”

27 11 2008

dan-auerbach-solo-by-james-quineAll good things come to an end. Looks like the bearded blues-man with voice of a soul brother is fleeing the nest. Dan Auerbach, front-man and guitar God of the amazing duo The Black Keys is going SOLO!

Needles, to say this does NOT mean the end of The Black Keys, although we all know what happens when the star of the band goes his own way for whatever reasons (sorry Pat, you rock Mr. Octopus …). I just don’t see how Dan has the time to do all this; The Black Keys, his solo debut, producing all the many albums (Black Diamond Heavies, Brimstone Howl, Hacienda, etc.), quite the feat and an admirable one through and through. My conclusion: There’s two Dan Auerbachs … ha

auerbach-keep-it-hidDan will release his solo debut, “Keep it Hid” off Nonesuch Records this February 10, 2009. With a national tour going off in New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC, he will be supported by opening acts Those Darlins and Hacienda. Not to mention, Hacienda will also take the stage as Dan’s back-up band. “Keep it Hid” consists of 14 tracks described as “real dark tunes,” and “psychedelic rumbas.”

I’m sure Dan will deliver an impressive solo debut. Check out his tour dates below and “Keep it Hid’s” track listing. I’m diggin’ the track titles and look forward to their words and meanings … interesting.

Read more here here.

Keep It Hid:

01 Trouble Weighs a Ton
02 I Want Some More
03 Heartbroken, In Disrepair
04 Because I Should
05 Whispered Words
06 Real Desire
07 When the Night Comes
08 Mean Monsoon
09 The Prowl
10 Keep It Hid
11 My Last Mistake
12 When I Left the Room
13 Street Walkin’
14 Goin’ Home


28 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

1 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise
2 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
5 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
6 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
7 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
13 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bimbo’s
14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre



18 11 2008


Check out this dreamy folk band straight out of Brooklyn. KaiserCartel, a sweet indie duo made up of a Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel. If you separate the two combined last names, that so smoothly make the name of their band, KaiserCartel, you get Kaiser Cartel. I think it reads better and makes them sound pretty bad ass, like some German alliance of hitmen. Yet when you pop in their music, you’re actually surprised to hear some soft strumming and delicate vocals: hard name, soft music–a sweet contradiction. Check em out, they’re worth a listen if you’re into those indie folk tunes and some mellow moments.

If you like them, you’ll probably also like this band.

Sounds like: Sheryl Crow, Matt Costa and Mazzy Star orgying it out in a hotel room off the ole route 66.

Cast Your SOTY Vote!

18 11 2008

votesoty_2008It’s that time again for only the most coveted award in skateboarding, coming from the OG skateboarding magazing Thrasher. If you haven’t done so, you can still cast your vote for Skater of the Year (SOTY) over at Thrasher. On November 21st at 9am PT, Jake Phelps will announce the 2008 Skater of the Year.  They’ll continue to have daily picks from the pros all the way up ’til the 21st. So bring em on!

Email your votes to SOTY2008@thrashermagazine.com and be a part of history.

The Smithsonian and Shepard Fairey

17 11 2008

smithsonian_shepard1I have a friend that’s been collecting Shepard Fairey originals for the past 10 years or so. The arrays of portraits that grace his walls are pretty sic, not to mention he bought them for such a small figure back in the day. As the amazing Fairey grows more in popularity, the monetary value of his work continues to increase BIG! After all the widespread attention he received with his Obama portraits, the SMITHSONIAN is now pushing for a giant fine art version of SHEPARD FAIREY’s iconic portrait of the now-president elect BARACK OBAMA!

Holy shit! That’s epic! Besides his work portraying the most monumental election in the history of the U.S., he’s going in the SMITHSONIAN. You’ll hold on to those Fairey pieces if you know what’s good.

Read more about it here.

Roky Erickson Halloween Photos

17 11 2008

I know I lagged on putting these photos up, but here they are nonetheless (vid too!). As expected Roky was absolutely amazing to see perform live, as were The Black Angels. They played so well alongside Roky and complemented the music and style that makes Roky who he is, with ease. The Black Angels’ Alex Mass, played that electric jug as though it were straight out of an original “You’re Gonna Miss Me” performance. The show was epic, enough said. Check out the footy below and click here for some photos.

PS ~ You gotta check this flick.

Bad Art Auction Returns with Judah Friedlander

14 11 2008

bad-art-web-flierHey NYC, check this shit out. If you’re “cool” man, I suggest you go. If you’re not cool but aspire to be cool, then I really suggest you go. Naw, but fo realz this event should be heaps of hip and fun, so make like a dog in heat and get on it.

Tickets to New York Magazine’s second annual “Bad Art Auction” are on sale now. Hosted by the hilarious Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock, the night will be rounded out with a full set performance by the band Xiu Xiu.

Velvet canvases, paper mache masterpieces and anything having to do with ponies may be just some of the items the audience will be able to bid for at this one-of-a-kind event. Buying bad art feels so good when proceeds benefit theircharitable partner, New York Cares.

There will be complimentary cocktails from Cape North Vodka, complimentary drinks from Glaceau, and the chance to win a brand new Gibson Guitar or a pair of Saucony Originals!

judah_art_webWhat: New York x New York’s second annual Bad Art Auction
When: November 19th, 8:00pm
Who: Auctioneer Judah Friedlander, and a full set performance by Xiu Xiu
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC
How much: $25, buy your tickets now at www.nymag.com/nyxny
Is that it? Nope, a 46-issue New York magazine subscription is included with each ticket purchase and sales from the auction benefit New York Cares.

PS: Check out last year’s auction hosted by Zach Galifianakis with Band of Horses and a surprise appearance by Moby below:


11 11 2008

Don't cream your crusty panties over this brodozer now

Don't cream your crusty panties over this brodozer now ...

So the blog that still gets the most comments on the good ole Grimy is my “Kotton Mouth Kings Suck.” Who knew so many zit faced, 16-year old potheads still figuring our their identity would have such intelligent things to say.

So I just read this new comment today. Not only did the bro-hoe in training, enlighten me about her passion for the “bro” culture, lifted trucks and all the finer things in life, but she let me in on a lil secret when filling out the comment page. Apparently there’s a site called Bro-hoes.com. “This is an original site dedicated to all the bros & bro hoes out there!” The site even goes so far to explain what a bro-hoe is and other lil tidbits. It’s pathetically funny and a poor attempt to make some extra cash from some crappy myspace layouts and other gay bling. Anyhow, if you’re into “lifted trucks, Coors Light, & zebra print” check it out. Or if you just like to take the piss on other people, or need some ideas for that “Bro” theme party I plan on having (tee hee) cruise by.